Antique Music Box The Criterion Mahogany case and stand

Jan 01
2016
Antique Music Box The Criterion Mahogany case and stand


Antique Music Box The Criterion Mahogany case and stand


Antique Music Box The Criterion Mahogany case and stand


Antique Music Box The Criterion Mahogany case and stand


Antique Music Box The Criterion Mahogany case and stand


Antique Music Box The Criterion Mahogany case and stand


Antique Music Box The Criterion Mahogany case and stand


Antique Music Box The Criterion Mahogany case and stand


Antique Music Box The Criterion Mahogany case and stand


Antique Music Box The Criterion Mahogany case and stand


Antique Music Box The Criterion Mahogany case and stand


Antique Music Box The Criterion Mahogany case and stand


I have a wonderful antique music box by The Criterion music box company. Condition: In great working condition with a few blemishes on the lid. Size: 22″W X 20″D X 13T Music box. Size: 23″W X 22″D X34 T Stand. Comes with 75 Disc. Takes 15 1/2 Zinc disc. All Sales Are Final. The music box is for sale locally so the sale might end early. If you have any questions please ask before purchasing. They were made in America, in New Jersey, by the firm of F. The inventor was Ferdinand Schaub, who was in Otto’s employ. It was marketed initially by M. Paillard of New York in November, 1896. Like a previous brand that Otto manufactured, this one was also challenged by the Regina Company (maker of the Regina Music Box) over patent infringements, and was replaced by another brand, the Olympia. Olympias began to appear in 1898. There were six different sizes of the Criterion brand, including 8-3/4 inch, 10-1/2 inch, 11-5/8 inch, 14 inch, 15-1/2 inch and 20-1/2 inch, these being the diameter of the discs they played. The discs were made of zinc on all but the smallest size machine; those were made of steel. The discs are driven by perforations around the edge of the disc except for the smallest size which was driven by a center spindle. The rectangle shaped edge-drive perforations are reinforced on the leading edge by the metal that was punched for the perforation itself. Most of the Criterion music boxes were of the single comb design, although many of the larger size boxes were available (and are found today) with double combs. Their cases were either mahogany or oak, most having pressed wood trim and carved panels in the front and sides. Matching tables and disc storage bins were also available, such as the one you have. They are a good thing to have when storing a quantity of discs to keep them from getting damaged. So, as to the date of manufacture, it is safe to say that it was made between 1896 and 1898. The sources for this information are: Q. David Bowers’ “Encyclopedia of Automatic Musical Instruments” and Arthur W. Ord-Hume’s The Musical Box, A Guide For Collectors. The item “Antique Music Box The Criterion Mahogany case and stand” is in sale since Wednesday, December 02, 2015. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “4runneru2″ and is located in Millersville, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
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